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My art practice primarily involves making tactile and detailed art quilts using a semi-industrial sewing machine as my main drawing tool. To create varied outcomes, my methods also encompass a broad range of materials and approaches including painting, photography and printmaking. My process is typically improvisational, enabling unexpected outcomes. I find a certain pleasure in allowing the work to evolve unexpectedly as I create. 


A work currently in progress using a Janome 1600P semi industrial sewing machine. The machine allows me to free motions stitch over primed canvas and batting with upholstery threads.

Old Girls, Teas and Gums

A completed work I started at my Henry Jones Artist Residency. As can be seen from the video larger works with non flexible primed canvas can be somewhat difficult to manage. 


A work in progress inspired by the coastal winds that blast the gum trees surrounding my house.

Videos1&3 by Karoline Crilley Productions